Service, Please!

10 Apr

I swear, The Squire and I spend about as much on critter food as we do on our own. In addition to catering to the whims of Blazer and Eddie, we put out cheap dog food for the foxes, stale bread and corn for the deer, and seed and peanuts for the birds and squirrels.

Apparently, we don’t move quite fast enough for some folks around here.

A squirrel just jumped up, caught his claws on the rim of the storm window, and gave us both a blast of the finest. “The service in the restaurant is just awful! Do you know we are completely out of peanuts at table five? What kind of joint are you humans running, anyway?” And then he hopped down and stalked off in a huff.

And, obediently, The Well Trained Waiter went out and tossed seed and peanut across the ground.


4 Responses to “Service, Please!”

  1. carol April 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    Hubby and I are also feeding a zoo full of creatures. Finally, I think the blackbirds aka vultures, are moving out. They just decimated any food we put out. Now we are enjoying the goldfinches, cardinals, bluejays and woodpeckers. Our cats let us know if there is something “unusual” going on outside.

    • thisendoftheswamp April 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

      I like that term for those bloody birds – vultures, indeed. They can certainly wipe you out in a hurry.

  2. Peg Wilson April 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    I remember one winter when we lived near your kingdom, we had a squirrel who would come to our patio door and politely knock when the food supply was low. The squirrels seem to have become more rude back there.

    • thisendoftheswamp April 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

      There are a lot more oak trees where you used to live, and probably more people putting stuff out. This is the only restaurant in town.

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